Council Events

Upcoming Events

Hear how the Homeless Persons Representation Project in Baltimore serves clients experiencing homelessness—including veterans and youth in Baltimore and across the state, and learn about their role in informing national efforts with the American Bar Association, Equal Justice Works and federal partners to “cover the map” with legal services for vulnerable populations by promoting best practices that produce tangible results.

The goal of his conversation is for community foundation leaders to explore their role in helping leaders, regardless of sector, build the collaborative capacity they need to address community-wide challenges and opportunities.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Council on Foundations, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Suzanne will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting private and corporate foundation/giving programs.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations. This roundtable will take place in Tuscon, AZ.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations. This roundtable will take place in Miami, FL.

Leading Together 2019 is a gathering of leaders in philanthropy and other influencers in business, government, and academia eager to connect, learn, and share with one another. We take learning and relationships seriously. Talks go deep and connect dots. Connections are welcomed and real.

The sixth annual convening of any funders interested in foundation investments that support military veterans and families and lessons learned from post-9/11 community engagement strategies. The continuing challenges and the long term implications of veterans transition are discussed by these funders, and funders' roles in addressing these issues are dug into -- issues such as the impacts of the invisible wounds of war, employment and career pathways, community engagement strategies, and public policy issues driving the government's performance, investments, and services. Generously sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Led by Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel for the Council on Foundations, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting corporate and private foundations/giving programs.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations. This roundtable will take place in Seattle, WA.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Led by Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel for the Council on Foundations, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting corporate foundations and giving programs.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Reserve September 11-12, 2019 for the premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues. We are excited to welcome you to Atlanta for our fifth year!

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Past Events

Attorney Bryan Del Rosario discusses the prohibitions on engaging in self-dealing. In particular, Bryan tackles issues such as who gets the credit (company or foundation) when a gift is made; decisions regarding use of a foundation’s resources, whether a foundation must not advertise or promote the goods or services of its corporate sponsor, and much more.